jabersquawk (10) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 2, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Yeasty, with light fruit. Very thin in mouthfeel, but that's what would be expected of this style of English ale. Altogether, a tasty ale for the holiday season - no bells & whistles, just a good, round ale.
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ianwelby (583) - SCOTLAND - JAN 4, 2015
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Clear copper-coloured beer with a good foamy head. Aroma is spicy caramel. Flavour is initially malt and caramel but there’s a nice citrus-y, fruity follow-up to that and even a tinge of hoppy bitterness as it settles on the tongue. It’s not really what I think of when I think of a Christmassy beer but, despite a slightly watery finish, it’s really rather drinkable.
alexsdad06 (6310) - Ohio, USA - JAN 2, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle from backlog notes. Pours a clear deep amber color with a small off white head. The aroma and flavor have sweet caramel, lightly nutty, noticeable Maris Otter character, hints of fruit and a splash of general hop character, not much to get excited about.
Desverger (2595) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle@The Globe, CPH - amber pour with thin white head. Sweet malty aroma and taste, some faint dark fruit, light spice, slightly watery, but overall pretty decent.
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Nuffield (3732) - Roseville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 30, 2014
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Murky, caramel colors. Sweet nose, moderate palate somewhat oily. English, to be sure. (at Ale Jail Anniversary Party 2014)
Niko100 (2125) - Illinois, USA - AUG 13, 2014
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Dark amber/cider color; Medium creamy body; Aroma of sweet malt, fruit, & caramel; Flavor of roasted malt, caramel/syrup, hops, and dark fruit; Just decent.
rumproasts (3502) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - MAY 23, 2014
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
bottle. deep copper with one finger head. malty with substantial breadiness. mild hop bitterness. flat flavor, rather boring. definitely not old-ale-like.
bersek (64) - Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - APR 6, 2014
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Každému chutná něco jiného a každý by si měl utvořit názor sám. Nebudu psát neznáme pojmy. Jděte a ochutnejte.
Dfonorow (1676) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2014
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pour is red/orange with a small white head. Aroma is of apple juice, perfume, coriander, and nutmeg. Taste is sharp, metallic, acidic, wheat, and light spice.
BeerViking (2829) - Brentford, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 8, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, deep red-brown with a beige head and a fruity, spicy and faintly winey nose. Dry and roasted-fruity body, then spicy bitter notes coming through. Wintery and more-ish.
ReV2 (159) - Northampton, Northamptonshire, ENGLAND - DEC 26, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A Christmas present from 2012, consumed Christmas Eve 2013, BBE 31 October 2013. I’m not sure when it was 5% or an Old Ale, to me an ordinary 4.7% English bitter with an unbalanced hop melee. Nothing memorable here, just another beer living on past glories.